Reader's Digest • Nicest Place in America 2020
Every year, Reader's Digest names one town in America as The Nicest Place. For the 2020 video reveal, I created an animated introduction and conclusion. The first video highlights a couple buildings that made 2020 the year that it was: a hospital to represent public health; a government building to represent the political turmoil.
The Washington Post • Snapchat Stories
The fall of 2019, I worked a three-month internship at the Washington Post that allowed me to experiment with animating for their Snapchat Discover team. Below are a few of my favorite snaps. Each one was designed and animated in Adobe After Effects with images edited or cut out in Photoshop.
Reader's Digest • Smartphone Safety Series
This series of articles aimed to introduce readers to the basic techniques used for hacking a phone. I created these GIF animations in After Effects using graphics similar to those found on an iPhone, colorized and exaggerated to draw attention to the suspicious content.
Reader's Digest • Best Roadtrips in America
Reader's Digest charted routes to access some of the country's most famous National Parks, landmarks, and cities. To accompany these vivid travel descriptions, I created an animated map for each guide that gives an overview of the route.
For the previous header video on my website homepage, I created this seamless loop graphic to represent a few of my favorite typographical animations.
I would love the chance to work on more videos like this someday! I love animating, editing, and building videos that are simultaneously creative, informative, and entertaining. (My favorite part is getting to be the writer, researcher, editor, designer, and animator. As you might see on my Passion Projects list or Empower Magazine page, I love being a one-man band.)
While the Star Map video has the most views on YouTube, the second video, part of my Arts & Emtertainment series, is pretty quintessential to who I am. There's playful design critique, a bold color scheme, Memphis-inspired graphics, and a lot of personality.
I created these videos as part of my broadcast journalism education at Northwestern. For each video, I researched the stories, wrote the script, conducted interviews, gathered the b-roll, and edited the videos.